Take a pix and tweet it for peace in Korea and to save Jeju Island!
July 27th 2012 will be the 59th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice – the temporary halt to the fighting of the Korean War (1950-1953).
There is still no Peace Treaty – and therefore the Korean War is not truly over. This underlies the almost 60 years of hostility between the two Koreas and between the DPRK and the United States.
For July 27th, we are planning simultaneous one-person protests involving 727 people across the country. Every year, SPARK (Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea), a nation-wide organization in South Korea, commemorates July 27th by organizing a national demonstration to call for the ratification of a peace treaty. This year they will organize candle-light vigils and cultural events in 23 South Korean cities to protest the naval base construction in Gangjeong, Jeju Island, including simultaneous one-person protests that will be documented through Twitter and their website.
Nodutdol will be among those participating from the U.S. – and we are asking our allies and friends to participate as well. Please see the photo for an example of the sign you can use for your one-person protest. As SPARK says: END WAR, LIVE PEACE!
Here’s what to do:
Take your picture with a protest sign: End War, Live Peace! Save Jeju Island!
We encourage you to make up your own sign or contact SPARK to order their blue scarf sign.
1) Upload photo to twitter yourself,
PLEASE include @spark946 and @nodutdol and #peacetreaty and/or #평화협정 for this protest so that NDD and Spark can track the photos as well and RT (re-tweet)!!
2) Text the picture to (347) 406-3782 and NDD will upload and tweet for you from Nodutdol; this will also go to SPARK
3) Email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com and we will upload the pix and tweet from the NDD account.
Please try to send any time before July 25th (to account for the time difference in Korea)!
From Nodutdol for Korean Community Development